Okay, it’s been a good, long while since we had a Pet post, and my little family of pets are making me insane right now, so…. I’m going to share with you!
That little guy above is Rex. His name has been changed about 15 times. Nothing seemed quite right until this morning, after a particularly destructive bender on my desk, I called him a T. Rex kitty (well, it wasn’t quite that nice), and that, well, seemed just right. He’s a Toyger with perfect tiger stripes. He is hell on paws and absolutely pwns this household. Boo, now that he’s back out in the open (our other cat, big fat black kitty) is a slave to Rex, licking him and kowtowing, it’s embarrassing. Buddy (the yellow lab) was used to chasing kitties that ran. Rex.doesn’t.run. He turns, arches his back, hisses and smacks that big galoot on the nose, then prances off. Right now he is about ready to jump on Buddy’s back. He is the most self-confident and self-possessed kitten I’ve ever had, while being the biggest klutz in the KatWorld. He will snuggle up with you for hours, and then shred your arm , though just a little no and a light tap on the nose makes him at least stop for a millisecond.
But this isn’t just a kitten post. We’ve had a horrible scare with Buddy, the lab. We took him to Kansas this last weekend, where he promptly managed to get into something with his ears (ant pile, spider nest?) that has caused a horrible allergic reaction in his ears, then got into the garbage and went through all of the trash, which has given him a horrible vomiting for two days. So he has swollen soapapilla ears and hasn’t been able to hold food down for two days. You have never seen anything more sad than the look of a labbie that can’t eat. So the vet has doped him up with benadryl shots and anti-nausea shots, x-rayed him for obstructions, and nothing serious seems to be happening, just an allergic reaction to something and an upset tummy, but it’s scary when your pup isn’t feeling good, and I’ve been pretty freaked out for two days with him.
What’s reall cool, though, is my vet. It was my first visit at this particular vet. I go to the other branch. Since I spent so much money on my first visit, to thank me, they gave me a bottle of wine. Hey! What a great deal that is $300 in vet bills nets me a bottle of wine.
To bring this all back to smell, my kitten smells that sweet furry new kitten smell, and he has a sparkling catbox that never smells because I got one of those catgenie things that cleans itself twice a day (walk, don’t run, to buy one of these if you hate litter boxes as much as I do). See? And you thought I couldn’t make this a useful post.
So I know many of you have pets, so how many pets do you have, and if your pet wore perfume, what would they wear? Rex would wear Bandit. Boo would wear Black Oud. Buddy would wear Jicky.